The idea of 3D printing is spreading around into all kinds of different disciplines, from cooking to make up. In engineering the idea of 3D printing has been around for a while now. But more recently it has become accessible to the average consumer. Some organizations made 3D printer designs open source, meaning that they published their designs on the internet free of charge. This allowed anyone with some know how to make their own. Once the average hobbyist could invest in the technology it began to get more interest and eventually has become the thing that it is today. As an additive manufacturing method for prototypes, or single production runs, where strength isn’t a huge concern 3D printers open up a huge world of design to the interested population.